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Re: one-click/command arm/disarm

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Hello - I have four of the wire-free cameras and two of the Qs.  I use a schedule to arm/disarm them, but only for the overnight hours due to a lot of flexiibility during the day.  I'm looking for some creative ways to arm/disarm on-demand, durring the day.   I currently only have the Arlo base station, but I am also contemplating getting a SmartThings or Wink hub so I can so some other home automation and use IFTTT to tie the two together.  One of the things I'd like to do is create a simple trigger to arm and disarm all of the cameras at once, either with a physical smart button near a door, or with a single command from my Android phone, either a voice command (e.g. "OK Google, arm cameras") or a small app that triggers an IFTTT recipe that toggles the camera.  Has anyone done this?  Or perhaps I should ask if this would be possible.

 

Thank you!

 

G

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station, VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera,VMC3040 | Arlo-Q HD with Audio
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ggraeff,

 

This seems possible through use of IFTTT recipes but you would need to decide what other devices you will be using in addition to Arlo. I recommend taking a look at the Arlo IFTTT channel and see which recipes already exist that may be useful for what you describe.

 

JamesC

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Hi JamesC - Thank you for getting back to me on this.  So do you know what's required to control all devices at once?  Through the Arlo app I have to change state on each camera or the hub individually, which means three separate "taps" to arm or disarm the all six cameras.  It seems like I would then have to have three separate IFTTT recipes, and then perhaps three separate smart buttons (or maybe six; three to arm and three to disarm) in order to completely change the state of my cameras.  Am I missing something, or is this the current state when mixing Qs and Wirefrees in the same environment?

 

Thank you!

 

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station, VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera,VMC3040 | Arlo-Q HD with Audio
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Another similar feature I'd love to see is a quick "disarm for x [minutes|hours|days]" button.  If I am milling around in the driveway or yard it would be nice to quickly be able to pause everything and know that it will un-pause in the future.  Right now I am pausing it and emailing myself a reminder to turn it back on.  That's a bit unwieldy.